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Community Briefs - Feb. 28, 2018

‘Music Night’ set for March 10 at GHS

GRANGEVILLE — “Music Night and Auction” is set for Saturday, March 10, at Grangeville High School. The money raised will benefit the music program in the middle and high schools.

The doors will open at 5 p.m. with dinner, raffle and music. The music will be throughout the night from Grangeville high and middle school bands and choirs. There will be a silent auction throughout the night, with the live action starting around 7 p.m. Advanced tickets may be purchased for $20 per person or $35 for two. Tickets will be sold until March 2 (so it is known how much food to order). Tickets may also be available at the door for $25 per person. Tickets are available at Central Idaho Agency, Likkel Insurance, GHS office, GEMS office or call 253-678-5757 (Ms. Rasmussen).

Dodgeball tournament set for March 10

GRANGEVILLE – Save the date from Saturday, March 10, when nearly a dozen dodgeball teams will meet for a Round Robin tournament at Grangeville Elementary Middle School’s big gym, starting at 9 a.m.

The event is sponsored by the GEMS PTA and will include players 14 and older. Prizes will be awarded not only for winning teams but also creative costuming. The public is encouraged to attend and cost to get in is $3 per adult and $1 per student. Concessions will be available throughout the day.

Proceeds from the event will go to a variety of GEMS projects including technology updates and water fountains.

GHS senior projects on display March 7

GRANGEVILLE – The community is invited to stop by Grangeville High School Wednesday, March 7, and see the GHS class of 2018 senior project displays between 6 and 8 p.m.

Prairie Music Program dessert night, fund-raiser, concert is March 6

COTTONWOOD – The Prairie Music Program dessert night, fund-raiser concert is set for Tuesday, March 6, 7 p.m., in the Prairie High School Cafeteria.

Prairie choir and band students are putting on this concert fund-raiser. Groups from Jazz Festival - Prairie Jr. Sr. High Band and Prairie Youth Choir — will be performing as well as students who performed solos at Jazz Festival, students involved in the All-State Middle School Choir, and students who will perform at the State Solo/Ensemble Competition on March 7.

Desserts will be served, and admission will be $5 for adults and $3 for children. Each family with a child in band or choir who is performing is asked to donate a dessert. There will also be a silent auction to help raise funds for both the choir and band programs at Prairie.

To donate an item or service for the silent auction contact Mrs. Karel at or Ms. Fiorenza at

Veterans’ service officer sets hours for Wednesday, March 7

GRANGEVILLE – The Idaho Division of Veteran Services will have a veterans’ advocate in Grangeville on Wednesday, March 7, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., at the Idaho Department of Labor office, 158 East Main Street, Suite 1A (across from Ace Home Center).

The advocate will be available to veterans and their dependents for answering questions about benefits, assist with ongoing claims, and take new claims for filing with the Veterans Administration.

To schedule an appointment, call 208-750-3690. Walk-ins will only be seen as time allows.

Princess Tea Party on tap for March 17

COTTONWOOD — Mark your calendars for the “Little Princess Tea Party” presented by the Idaho County Fair Royalty.

The event will be held Saturday, March 17, at the Prairie Elementary School Cafeteria, 1916 East St., Cottonwood. The party will run from 1 to 4 p.m. Cost is $8 for the princesses, ages 4 years to 4th grade. The little princesses need to be accompanied by an adult. Wear princess or party dresses. Pictures will be taken and available or bring your own camera.

RSVP by March 7 to any of the following Idaho County Fair Royalty: Queen Rachel 208-983-3881, Princess Sierah 208-507-1084 or Princess Emma 208-702-2025.

Dollar A Month Club to meet March 9

GRANGEVILLE – The Grangeville Senior Citizens Center Dollar A Month Club will meet the second Friday in March (March 9) to conduct business and elect new officers. This will take place during the noon lunch time at the center.

‘Miniature Madness’ sale is March 10

WHITE BIRD — The March Miniature Madness Show and Sale will be held Saturday, March 10, at Hoot’s Cafe in White Bird, Idaho from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. It is an excellent opportunity to pick up a special painting at bargain price. All items are $50 or less and all art is 11”x 14” or smaller. There will also be some craft items also made by our artists. This is a member show.

Support group to meet Fridays in Grangeville

GRANGEVILLE – Free to Live, a support group addressing a variety of issues, meets each Friday night, 7 p.m., at Church on the Rock, 115 NW 7th Street.

Issues addressed include marriage, parenting, guilt, grief, stress, anxiety, depression, addictions and abuse.

For details call Marie at 208-494-4234.

Prairie High School reunion set for July 14

COTTONWOOD – July 14 is the date set to meet at the Cottonwood City Park at 11 a.m. All Prairie High School classes are welcome as well as friends from the former St. Gertrude’s Academy. Bring a snack of choice, beverage and lawn chair. Tableware will be provided. Also bring memories, pictures and yearbooks.

Pass the word to anyone who may be interested. For questions call Georgia Slichter at 208-628-3372; Judy Forsman at 208-962-5906; Susie Schwartz at 208-962-3691; Betty Campbell at 208-962-3306; or Sheryl Slichter at 208-983-0248.

AA meetings held Mondays in Riggins

RIGGINS — Alcoholics Anonymous meets in Riggins on Mondays at 6 p.m. (MST) at the Assembly of God Church, S. Main St.

GHS class of 2018 to hold yard sale, breakfast: Donations are sought

GRANGEVILLE — GHS Class of 2018 Senior Fun Night will hold a yard sale Saturday, March 17, and will continue through the Senior Breakfast at the Eagles Sunday, March 18. A baked food sale will also be held the 18th. Donations for the yard sale can be dropped off at 427 East North 3rd Street (front of the shop anytime). Call if donations need picked up — 208-507-0954.

March 9 is GOP Lincoln Day Dinner

GREENCREEK – The annual Lincoln Day Dinner will be held Friday, March 9, at the Greencreek Community Hall. The event starts with a 5 p.m. social hour and silent auction, dinner at 6 and a forum for the five candidates for lieutenant governor at 7 p.m. Candidates for state through local offices will also be introduced.

The event is sponsored by the Republican central committees for Idaho and Lewis counties.

Tickets are $25 per person. Contact Patricia Menough,, 208-983-4392; or Marge Arnzen,, 208-816-2521.

CVHS alum basketball set for March 24

KOOSKIA — The Clearwater Valley High School Alumni Basketball games are set for Saturday, March 24, at CVHS in Kooskia. All former students interested are invited to attend and play.

There will be a ladies game (young and young at heart) as well as an “Old Men’s” and a “Young Men’s” game. Even graduating years wear white and odd years wear dark colors.

A baked food sale and concessions will be available. Admission for adults is $4 apiece and for students and players, $1 apiece. Those 6 years of age and younger get in free. All proceeds will benefit the CVHS boys basketball programs.

For questions call Laine Pratt at 208-935-5888.

Community invited to help serve at Kamiah meal site March 3

KAMIAH — The Upriver Youth Leadership Council (UYLC) is partnering with the Kamiah Senior Center for a community service opportunity!

The enter needs help serving lunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., on Saturday, March 3, at the Senior Center Meal Site, 125 Maple Street, Kamiah. Community members and families are invited to volunteer and help serve lunch to area seniors. This is an opportunity to brighten someone’s life along with experiencing the joy that comes from serving fellow community members. To volunteer to help serve lunch contact Jasmine Huerta at 208-743-0392.

Prayer time set for Soltman Center March 10

GRANGEVILLE – A prayer gathering is set for the Soltman Center (across Main Street from the hospital) in Grangeville at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 10. Also, those who would like to share and discuss plans for the observance of the National Day of Prayer in May are invited to stay and do so following the prayer meeting.

Free workshop on chronic disease set for March 14

WHITE BIRD — The Partnership for Healthy Communities will be offering a free workshop on Chronic Disease Self-Management in White Bird beginning March 14 from noon to 2:30 p.m. (PST) and continuing on the following Wednesdays for a total of six weeks. For information and to preregister for the workshop contact Linda Hieter at 208-400-0116.

Encouragers will meet March 1

GRANGEVILLE — Missionary Amalia Smith will share at The Encouragers meeting Thursday, March 1, at the 11:30 a.m. luncheon in the Pizza Factory meeting room. Participants order lunch as they arrive, then proceed to the meeting room.

Amalia and her husband, Stanley, conduct conferences and workshops in the U.S., Mexico, and other countries. They recently relocated from California to Grangeville to be near daughter, Becky Goldman and her family.

Encouragers meet for a no-host luncheon at 126 W. Main on the first Thursday of each month, for Christian fellowship and to hear special speakers. All are welcome.

Clearwater Meal Center luncheon set for March 7

CLEARWATER – The Clearwater Meal Center’s next luncheon is set for Wednesday, March 7, noon. Meal will be bean soup, corn bread, coleslaw and a dessert. Meals are served the first and third Wednesdays of each month at the Clearwater Baptist Church. No charge for the luncheon, $5 donation appreciated when possible. All are welcome. Call 208-926-7776.

Bingo set for this Friday

KAMIAH – The American Legion Post No. 75 will be host to Bingo this Friday, March 2, 7:30 p.m., at the American Legion Hall, 618 Main Street in Kamiah. Bingo will be held downstairs; use the Main Street entry. Concessions will be available.

Learn about identity theft at March 15 program; register by March 9

GRANGEVILLE — Protect yourself from identity theft with a free class set for Thursday, March 15, 1 to 2 p.m., at the Soltman Center.

This free of charge class will go over the fastest growing crime in the U.S. – identity theft. The most recent scare with the Equifax Breach has left many credit users wondering what they need to do to protect themselves from this invasion of privacy and what they can do to prevent the next one. In this class, learn what identity theft is (it’s not just about your credit), how to minimize your risk of being a victim, and what to do if you suspect or are already a victim. Contact Karen by March 9 at 208-883-2241 or e-mail at


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